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The cup has been dated to the medieval era, but that certainly hasn’t stopped the legends.
Dated when? Dated how? Dated by whom? Where are the specifics?
As far as I know, the only known dating of the Nanteos Cup has come in the form of opinion from various
antiquarians and historians, and what is this opinion based on?
Regardless of what experts have said about dating the vessel, belief is still a very, very powerful thing.
To date, all I've seen in the various reports and commentaries are bland, sweeping statements concerning
anonymous "experts" conducting unspecified "dating" methods on the Nanteos Cup, and the only thing I've ever found
about this is a report by an "expert" which basically adds nothing at all to my knowledge except the possibility
that the Cup may
be made of wych elm (see previous post) based on nothing more than a subjective visual examination.
But believing in this notion of "experts have spoken" with zero knowledge of the specifics is a supreme act of faith.